The Collective Archive I
The Collective Archive - Installation Essay, 2014 at Schneiderei Home.Studio.Gallery Vienna, Austria
The Collective Archive - Installation Essay (detail), 2014 at Schneiderei Home.Studio.Gallery Vienna, Austria
The Collective Archive - Installation Essay (detail), 2014 at Schneiderei Home.Studio.Gallery Vienna, Austria
The Collective Archive - Installation Essay (detail), 2014 at Schneiderei Home.Studio.Gallery Vienna, Austria
The Collective Archive - Mesa, HD video 03'45'' 2014
The Collective Archive - Mesa II, HD video 01'19'' 2014
The Collective Archive - Marta, HD video 01'19'' 2014
The Collective Archive - Sequencia de Versos, HD video 01'55'' 2014
The Collective Archive - Marta, HD video 01'19'' 2014
The Collective Archive - Mesa II, HD video 01'19'' 2014
The Collective Archive - Mesa, HD video 03'45'' 2014
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2013 | Untitled (Ver navios passar)
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2011 | Block TV
2010 | Trinomial
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In The Collective Archive - installation essay, I have tried, for the first time, to build a formal strategy in working with this archive. Different objects and still/moving images are installed in the space, that the artist-in-person acts as the trigger for a linear (but potentially multi-directional) discourse of relations between them. This discursive practice that formally sustains the artistic research project, which I call an installation essay, has certain parallels with the mechanisms of the video essay or the artist book. Through a performative lecture or presentation, the theoretical structure of the project is rendered visible. The overhead projector is the main element/tool, it has the double function of projecting new layers of analysis and meaning to the images and graphics on the walls and of casting light on the different elements of the installation, directing in this way the choreographed sequence that sets the pace and linear structure of the presentation. The installation is composed of different elements, such as a permutative table drawn on the floor - which determines my position as the orator, marking the place where I am speaking from as the above-mentioned intersection between time-space coordinates of where are we looking from and what are we looking at; graphic materials that organise and reveal information regarding the motifs and situations portrayed in my father’s photographs; transparent foil sheets that work in a similar way as a footnote quotation system for the artistic essay, allowing me to refer to the work of other artists and to the interconnections of a scattered artistic practice that deals with the different aspects of the Portuguese Revolution in various methods, such as the works by Filipa César, Carla Filipe or Manuel Botelho; analytical schemes and several short videos, such as Mesa, Mesa II and Sequência de versos or Marta, a video attempt at creating a character inspired by a real person (the daughter of my father’s friend and colleague), who received the legacy of the same archive through her mother, and is a character that works as a mirrored image of myself and that attempts to explore the possibilities for a micro-political processing of the patriarchal legacy of the archive. The Installation essay is so far the main piece of the artistic research project and constitutes an experimental attempt at creating a new form of archivization.
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The Collective Archive - Installation Essay, 2014 at Schneiderei Home.Studio.Gallery Vienna, Austria
The Collective Archive - Installation Essay, 2014 at Schneiderei Home.Studio.Gallery Vienna, Austria